Sunday, May 22, 2011

Here is a giveaway you should check out!

The giveaway has a little bit of everything!  Lots of Work at home Mom's (WHAM's) are giving away nice items.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I contaminated her *Heavy sigh*

So my child has been going through the melt downs, not able to use her words properly, and don't get me started on the "rage" or temper issue today.   As I keep trying to pack for the move she would be unpacking the one box I had not taped up (I had not taped it to give her something to do).  Then she would come at me again and for the life of me I could not understand why she was doing this.  I mean yes we are moving and she has her good moments but also her bad moments with that. This seemed like gluten though.

After each large box or tote I pack I let myself sit down until my back stops throbbing and as I sit here I notice I have had the screen door open all day.  The wind is blowing and anywhere else this would be a fine day.  Here with the grain elevators next to us I have been filling my house full of contamination.  A huge reason my daughter and I are moving not to mention the doctor's idea of treatment was for me to Google it.

Here is my question: What do you do when your child is contaminated?  Do you treat them differently or hold them to the same behavioral standards as always?

I used to try to cut my daughter more slack because the gluten does make a large difference in her everything from motor skills to personality.  I am now of the mind to think that is hurting her.  Her teachers can not say well she hit him because of the gluten.  The police will not say that about her.  Her friends are might understand some mood swings but only up to a point.

So what are your thoughts on this subject?  Even if you do not have a child who needs to be GF.  What is your opinion?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Smokin' Skillet Is Gluten Friendly

My husband had heard about this place, and the prices were insanely low!  I was hesitant [like I am about all new restaurants] because you never know how gluten friendly the staff are really going to be.  We placed our order with the waitress and went through the normal “Please cook it on tinfoil because we do not want to risk cross contamination” spiel.  Then the waitress asks what she wants for her sides. Well normally she can only have broccoli when we go out (she will not eat potatoes!)  When I looked at the sides list I was shocked to see how many options there were for her.  She got a HUGE fresh fruit bowl and inhaled it.  

After ordering the manager came out and I sighed a heavy tired sigh to myself because this has happened many times.  This is usually when they say something like, “I‘m sorry, but we can’t help you, we can’t take the risk of having you eat in our restaurant.”  Outwardly I covered my sad face to greet her with a smile.  She was coming out to find out the facts.......What?  Yes, ladies and gentlemen  The manager and owner wanted to know everything they could know about how to better serve my child.  She wanted to let me know in the future what other food option were.  She wanted to know what the staff could do to keep my child safe and brought over the menu to go over it with me.   

The options for people who do not need gluten free food is 3 pages or more.  The portions are huge I had to take mine home!  So If you live here, stop by-- they’re celebrating their one year anniversary on 5/7/11 . If you’re still not sure after my glowing recommendation check out their sites.